What does the word moorish mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the Moors.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a moor; barren.

Usage examples for moorish

  1. On the other hand, the two leading sources of information as to the life of Gerbert reveal practically nothing to show that he came within the Moorish sphere of influence during his sojourn in Spain. – The Hindu-Arabic Numerals by David Eugene Smith Louis Charles Karpinski
  2. What seemed to be a monastery, or church, at St. Sever, had quite the appearance of Moorish architecture; and indeed as I had occasional glimpses of it through the trees, the effect was exceedingly picturesque. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  3. Next morning the Sultan himself presented his daughter to the Moorish chieftain, together with all the wedding gifts, which were known to weigh twelve tovars. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch